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Sarah-Sims McGrath

Sarah-Sims McGrath
Sarah-Sims  McGrath

Hometown:
Hoover, Ala.

High School:
Spain Park

Event:
Distances

I/O:
So./So.


2016-17 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

2017
Indoors: Ran the 5000m at the Tiger Paw Invitational, finishing 16th in 19:06.46.
Outdoors: Competed four times... ran the 3000m at the USC Open, finishing eighth in 10:49.73... finished third in the 5000m at the Weems Baskin Invitational... logged a season-best 19:02.17 at the Spec Towns Invitational.

2016 Cross Country (Freshman)
Raced four times in her first semester on campus ... Finished 21st in the Carolina Challenge with a 5K time of 19:40.14 ... Placed 15th among Division I competitors in the 33rd Winthrop/adidas Invitational (19:41.3) ... Had her best 5K time of 19:17.6 in the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational in the Open 5K division ... Running in her home state, she ranked 205th in the 6K Crimson Classic (24:52.7).

High School
A four-year competitor for Spain Park High ... Finished in the top 15 in three races at the 2016 Alabama High School Athletic Association Outdoor State Championship: 13th in both the 800m and the 1600m and ninth in the 3200m ... Posted her top 1600m race of 5:18.97 in the AHSAA 7A Section 3 event ... Finished sixth in the 2016 AHSAA 7A State Indoor Championship at 3200m ... In cross country, posted her best finish at the AHSAA state meet as a senior with her ninth-place showing ... Twice named All-State in cross country ... Earlier in the year, she ran a 18:50.46, her top career 5K time, at the 17th Annual Jesse Owens Classic to finish 25th ... Ranked ninth a year earlier in that meet ... Earned her team Cross Country and Track MVP honors ... A member of the National Honor Society and also a WABM Scholar-Athlete.

Personal
The daughter of Philip and Kelley McGrath ... Has an older sister, Mary Kendrick ... Chose South Carolina over Auburn due to the beautiful Columbia campus, strong academics and athletic opportunities.

Indoor Personal Records
5000m
19:06.49 (2/10/17 Tiger Paw Invitational)
Outdoor Personal Records
3000m
10:49.73 (4/22/17 USC Open)
5000m
19:02.17 (4/8/17 Spec Towns Invitational)
 

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